3/16/2018

TOP O'THE MORNIN' !! I'VE SOME ST. PATTY'S DAY MAGIC FOR YOU!!


It all began with Twelve men. Twelve brides. Twelve days to save a town.
12 Days of Christmas Mail-Order Brides released through December 2017 and the demand from readers was so great that the 12 authors involved decided to write more stories of the lives, loves, and growth of the fictional little mining town of Noelle, Colorado!

My book on the 11th day was called the Piper , featuring Genevieve Walters and Zeke Kinnison as well as a host of town characters, including Seamus Malone--the barkeep that runs the Golden Nugget saloon for his boss, Charlie Hardt-mayor and owner of Noelle's silver mine and a host of other properties!

In "The Piper" , Seamus, after seeing all of his friends entering into matrimony, is encouraged once more to try to contact his wife to ask her yet again, to come to Noelle. Perhaps a letter from the successful matchmaker on his behalf will convince her to join him. Or will four years apart have caused so much change, that reconciliation is impossible?



A BRAND NEW SERIES BEGINS for 2018!!
BRIDES OF NOELLE- Love for all seasons


And for St. Patrick's Day, I'd like to introduce NORAH: A St. Patrick's Day Bride--the third book in the Brides of Noelle series! (Watch for a featured blog on ALL releases thus far right here at GLIAS this March 19!!)

Not proud of his seedy entanglements back East, Irish Immigrant Seamus (pronounced Shamus) Malone is determined to create a new and better life in the western frontier, but despite attempts to reach the woman that captured his heart, his letters for the last four years have gone unanswered. Will a plea for help from Noelle’s new matchmaker convince his estranged wife to join him in this new world, proving his love, and that he is a changed man?


Passion (and a controlling aunt) drove Norah into marriage, but when she finds her new husband dabbling in drink and dangerous liaisons, she bid him farewell, relenting to his pipe dreams of a better life, while she remained behind living in the shame of a broken marriage. But when a dark truth is discovered she must now decide if the love she once felt is enough to survive a second chance in the New West?

Here's an excerpt from NORAH: A St. Patrick's Day Bride~
Noelle, Co. 1877
Seamus Malone stared at the open bottle of whisky on the table. The potent scent reached his nostrils, luring him, beckoning. He was alone in the Golden Nugget saloon that afternoon. A brisk March wind blew outside, a reminder of the winter cold giving way to a brilliant sunny day—the day he’d first met Norah Francis Mulligan. She’d been shopping at the marketplace. He’d been at his day job, unloading ships on the New York docks. At nights, he tended bars at a local Irish pub in the district. The mere sight of her stormy blue-green eyes and the smattering of freckles across her pert nose had taken his breath away. Her unruly tendrils of cinnamon-colored hair peeked from beneath the bonnet she’d worn. Mesmerized by the Irish beauty, he’d snuck away from his duties risking everything in hope of finding a way to meet her. Then, without warning, heaven found favor on him. She turned and gifted him with a smile that had nearly brought him to his knees.
Seamus caught the shrill whistle of the wind through the cracks around the windows of the saloon. It had been the first and finest in Noelle and was currently used for Sunday services and other religious occasions.
Re-patching the windows with a bit of warm tar, among a host of other improvements, was something he’d been meaning to do once the frigid temperatures subsided.
All was going well in the little mining town that four months ago had teetered on the verge of becoming extinct. It would have, had it not been for the tenacious and enterprising Charlie Hardt and the reverend’s brilliant concept of making the pact with the railroad to build its line through town if a minimum of twelve marriages took place in a given time frame. Reverend Hammond might call it a miracle, but Seamus called it desperation of the men who had suffered long enough in the predominantly all-male population save that of the soiled doves of La Maison des Chats.
Yes, the town was now filled with happily married men and women, for the most part, given that none of them had dissolved. Investments in the resurgence of the mine—now with silver instead of gold—made by the townsfolk had begun to see a small return. And as the marriages had helped to improve Noelle, so, too, had the money being earned through those investments. It was being put back into the little town, progressing it from a handful of crude buildings to a burgeoning community.

For Seamus, however, none of the success from the mine or even the promised railroad line set to begin construction later in the spring was doing him one lick of good.


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MAY THE LUCK O' THE IRISH BE WITH YOU!!
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BRIDES OF NOELLE-LOVE FOR ALL SEASONS  







19 comments:

  1. Top of the Mornin' to ya - love it too!! Not Irish, but love corned beef and cabbage and will be fixing it tomorrow at a family get together!

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  2. wearing green

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  3. I'll be making corned beef and cabbage and spending time with my family. :)

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    1. Is there a magical trick to cooking corned beef and cabbage?

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  4. We make corned beef and invite family over we make sure and all wear green even the beer and the deserts are green cookies are green. We are not Irish but we are Swedish but we love doing it all for all holidays. peggy clayton ptclayton2@aol.com we may even decorate my scooter this year with green ribbon bought it at Michaels the other night

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    1. I LOVE it!! I'm waiting on results of my ancestry DNA and I'm VERY curious to see where my lineage takes me!! Have a wonderful day with your family!

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  5. I wear one of my cute St. Paddy's Day shirts... spend time with family... listen to my Celtic music CDs, etc... greenshamrock atcox dotnet :)

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  6. The music is wonderful!! here is one I've been writing Norah to...
    https://youtu.be/NmaZ0SK4c2s

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  7. I am intending to attempt cottage pie tomorrow. Who knows if it will turn out or not. I will also make sure to wear green.

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    1. Cottage Pie? That sounds yummy! I made my first ever loaf of Irish soda bread and oh my it was grand!!

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  8. It's always fun to wear green, especially as I usually have to borrow something to wear. Every year I wonder why I have nothing green in the wardrobe and every year I vow to do something about it.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com


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  9. I always cook Corned beef and cabbage, wear something green and watch The Quiet Man with John Wayne.

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  10. Elizabeth Karen MinkMarch 17, 2018 at 6:00 PM

    Kiss me I'm Irish is always a good saying...����������

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  11. This is my favorite St Patrick’s Day quote....
    May God grant you always...A sunbeam to warm you, a moonbeam to charm you, a sheltering Angel so nothing can harm you. Laughter to cheer you. Faithful friends near you. And whenever you pray, Heaven to hear you.

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  12. I wear green.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  13. nice quote/blessing:
    Health and a long life to you.
    Land without rent to you.
    A child every year to you.
    And if you can't go to heaven,
    May you at least die in Ireland.

    Thank you.

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  14. It is quite a long one.
    St. Patrick's Breastplate

    I arise today
    Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity,
    Through belief in the Threeness,
    Through confession of the Oneness
    of the Creator of creation.
    I arise today
    Through the strength of Christ's birth with His baptism,
    Through the strength of His crucifixion with His burial,
    Through the strength of His resurrection with His ascension,
    Through the strength of His descent for the judgment of doom.

    I arise today
    Through the strength of the love of cherubim,
    In the obedience of angels,
    In the service of archangels,
    In the hope of resurrection to meet with reward,
    In the prayers of patriarchs,
    In the predictions of prophets,
    In the preaching of apostles,
    In the faith of confessors,
    In the innocence of holy virgins,
    In the deeds of righteous men.

    I arise today, through
    The strength of heaven,
    The light of the sun,
    The radiance of the moon,
    The splendor of fire,
    The speed of lightning,
    The swiftness of wind,
    The depth of the sea,
    The stability of the earth,
    The firmness of rock.

    I arise today, through
    God's strength to pilot me,
    God's might to uphold me,
    God's wisdom to guide me,
    God's eye to look before me,
    God's ear to hear me,
    God's word to speak for me,
    God's hand to guard me,
    God's shield to protect me,
    God's host to save me
    From snares of devils,
    From temptation of vices,
    From everyone who shall wish me ill,
    afar and near.

    I summon today
    All these powers between me and those evils,
    Against every cruel and merciless power
    that may oppose my body and soul,
    Against incantations of false prophets,
    Against black laws of pagandom,
    Against false laws of heretics,
    Against craft of idolatry,
    Against spells of witches and smiths and wizards,
    Against every knowledge that corrupts man's body and soul;
    Christ to shield me today
    Against poison, against burning,
    Against drowning, against wounding,
    So that there may come to me an abundance of reward.

    Christ with me,
    Christ before me,
    Christ behind me,
    Christ in me,
    Christ beneath me,
    Christ above me,
    Christ on my right,
    Christ on my left,
    Christ when I lie down,
    Christ when I sit down,
    Christ when I arise,
    Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,
    Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
    Christ in every eye that sees me,
    Christ in every ear that hears me.

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